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We'll laugh. We'll cry. We'll learn. We'll grow.

Right now, we are accepting subscription orders for next year's exciting 2016 Celebrated Speakers Series. If you have not already responded, now is the time for action.

We have an exceptional lineup ready for you, and we want to make certain you are included. Our schedule includes former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, her astronaut husband; Supreme Court journalist Marcia Coyle; the renowned author humorist Dave Barry; and Michael Tougias, author and lecturer on human responses when facing extreme adversity. Full details can be found in our 2016 Subscribers' Info Guide or on our website.

If you're a Subscriber from 2015, you can retain (or possibly improve) your seating by renewing now. For new or returning Subscribers, responding quickly will secure your priority for seat assignments. After our March 31 deadline, seat assignments will be opened to the general public. So don't delay! Download this Info Guide (with an order form), visit our Box Office, or call 772.778.5249 today.

VIP Tickets... Have you considered becoming a VIP Subscriber? You'll enjoy preferred seating in a reserved section, preferred parking, and invitations to attend a private, catered VIP reception with the speaker. Only a limited number of VIP tickets are available for each performance. Typically, these tickets sell out early, so reply now! See the details in the brochure.

Patrons... Also, you might enjoy becoming an Emerson Center Patron. Each year, our Patrons are invited to vote for their favorite speakers for upcoming seasons. Their guidance is invaluable as we work to recruit speakers. Plus, Patrons are recognized in our program books. Become a Patron by making a $100 (or more) tax-deductible donation. Again, find details in the brochure.

Sign up now and we'll see you at The Emerson Center!


Masters Of Music concert series keeps our stage humming.

More than just humming, there will be picking and strumming and singing and drumming and a whole lot more as these memorable concert performers appear center-stage at the Emerson Center in 2015.  Already, we  enjoyed folk singer Livingston Taylor's Valentinue's Day appearance and John Sebastian's (The Lovin' Spoonful) mid-March concert. Now, choice seats are still available for the final program in this "Masters of Music" Series.

Last in the three part series, to be held on Friday evening, April 10 at 7 p.m., are two musical greats, Janis Ian and Tom Paxton. Janis Ian is an American songwriter, singer, musician, columnist and author. She has won two Grammy Awards, the first in 1975 for her song "At Seventeen" and the second in 2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her autobiography, Society's Child. Janis Ian, Tom PaxtonThe latter, in 1967, reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single having sold 600,000 copies, and the album 350,000. In 2001, "Society's Child" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings considered timeless and important to music history In addition to being an award-winning singer-songwriter, Ian writes science fiction and is currently presenting her first children's book, The Tiny Mouse, which is published along with an accompanying CD.

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. It has been said that Paxton, like a good guitar, "he just gets better with age." Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60's Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today's "New Folk" performers. He has performed thousands of concerts around the world where fans still enjoy his work and is a testament to the quality of his recent work, and to the enduring power of modern standards like "The Last Thing On My Mind," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle Of Wine," "Whose Garden Was This?," "Goin' To The Zoo" and "The Marvelous Toy." Paxton's songbooks, critically acclaimed children's books, award-winning children's recordings, and a catalog of hundreds of songs, all serve to document Tom Paxton's 40-year career.

Ian and Paxton bring their hugely successful UK tour back home! With the additional support of master instrumentalist Robin Bullock, this is an evening not to be missed.

This concert series is being jointly produced by MusicWorks in collaboration with Paris Productions, a regional public relations and advertising company. Tickets for these performances may be purchased either online at or by calling the Box Office at 772-778-5249. Single tickets are available from $20 to $75. (A $3/ticket Service Fee will be added to each ticket price.) VIP seating is available, including a "Meet-and-Greet" with the performers following each show.

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue. It has more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Ask about the new elevator to the second floor balcony and the seating for the physically challenged.

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For more information about events (or to purchase tickets), call 772.778.5249 or visit our online box office. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.



Upcoming Events

Date: Series: Appearing:
4/16/2015 HUM Rosalyn Howard, Black Seminoles (FREE)
1/16/2016 CSS Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
2/6/2016 CSS Marcia Coyle
2/27/2016 CSS Dave Barry
3/19/2016 CSS Michael Tougias

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